Outrage as pregnant woman is denied food service for exposing her belly


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A pregnant woman with twins was refused service because her belly was exposed. Photo / Facebook

A mother who is heavily pregnant with twins has been turned away from a Washington steakhouse by staff who said her crop top violated her health code.

Charisha Gobin, 35, is seven and a half months pregnant with opposite-sex twins.

She went to the Buzz Inn Steakhouse in Maryville on Sunday with her mother and sister, wearing a black cropped top and a long white skirt with her stomach bare.

The woman, who already has four children, was horrified when a waitress told her the outfit violated the restaurant’s “no shirt, no shoes” dress code, saying, “I’m sorry, you can’t. be here with this shirt. “

Charisha Gobin was refused service at the Buzz Inn Steakhouse in Marysville, Wash. On Sunday night by staff who said the outfit violated her health code.  Photo / Facebook
Charisha Gobin was denied service at the Buzz Inn Steakhouse in Marysville, Wash. On Sunday night by staff who said the outfit violated her health code. Photo / Facebook

After being refused service, Gobin took to social media to complain, sharing a photo of her outfit with her indignant post, the Online Mail reported.

“I just got refused service at the Buzz Inn on State Avenue in Marysville for my outfit. I violate the health code, ”she wrote next to the photo.

Hundreds of people have stood up for him and criticized the restaurant and its staff.

“Absolutely ridiculous! ‘You are breaking the health code.’ But some babes can go there with booty shorts and do just fine. Bulls ***! ”Said a friend.

“Do they know how hot it is outside and how pregnant you are?” Another said. Temperatures climbed to 30 ° C in Marysville on Sunday.

Gobin later said she felt like she was being punished for being pregnant.

“Just because my stomach was bigger and protruding. But if it had been someone else, I don’t think there would have been any problem.

Charisha (left with her daughter) said she felt like she was being punished for being pregnant.  Photo / Kiro 7
Charisha (left with her daughter) said she felt like she was being punished for being pregnant. Photo / Kiro 7

“I was wearing a shirt, it had sleeves. I didn’t even have a noticeable cleavage.

“It’s pretty ridiculous that I was ashamed to start and had to drive across town to eat. I was furious,” she told Kiro 7 in Washington.

But others sided with the waitress, saying she was right to demand that Gobin cover her belly whether she was pregnant or not.

“You were right to refuse this service from a woman !! Pregnancy is a beautiful thing but exposing yourself like this in public, especially in a restaurant is so completely and totally inappropriate!” a Facebook user said.

Another said the restaurant had “no reason to apologize”.

“I was pregnant and lived in an area where it was 45 ° C everyday. I always covered myself up and dressed appropriately when I went out. She has no sympathy from me.”

Others said: “In a restaurant, I don’t want to see the belly of anyone, man or woman, pregnant or not. Put it away, you are not at home, you are in public.”

Buzz Inn Steakhouse apologized for the incident and said the waitress in charge, who has worked there for 20 years, was trying to use her best judgment.

The waitress has worked in the restaurant for 20 years.  Its ban on customers eating there without shoes or shirts is part of its food safety policy.  Photos / Google
The waitress has worked in the restaurant for 20 years. Its ban on customers eating there without shoes or shirts is part of its food safety policy. Photos / Google

“We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding and will explain to all staff how not to over-enforce a rule intended to put all guests at ease.

“The waiter in question has been with our company and has been an excellent employee for almost 20 years and tried to use his best judgment and made no attempt to humiliate the customer in any way.

“Once again our sincere apologies for the misunderstanding,” the restaurant said in a statement.


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